A Febre do Rato
Director: Claudio Assis
Script: Hilton Lacerda
Editor: Karen Harley
Cinematographer: Walter Carvalho
Music: Jorge du Peixe
With: Irandhyr Santos, Matheus Nachtergaele, Nanda Costa.
Once again, Claudio Assis (Bog of Beasts, 2007, Amarelo Manga, 2003) films in his own region, north-eastern Brazil. He portrays Recife as a clammy, stupefying city filled with filthy slums, but Rat Fever has more optimism and humour than the raw Bog of Beasts. Zizo and his friends make the best of it; their high-spirited battle for ‘freedom, anarchy and sex’ turns Rat Fever into a feverish, erotic manifesto.
Festivals and Awards
Official selection Rotterdam Film Festival 2012 | Paulinia Festival 2011 – Critics award, best feature, actor, actriz, photography, edition, art direction, soundtrack | Triunfo Pernambuco Festival 2011 – Best film, best script for features, best director.
Alfredo Calvino / Imovision
aluCine Toronto Latin Film + Media Arts Festival